We had a feeling the aussie’s would be receptive to a dating site geared towards men and women who are looking to have an affair, but even we have been surprised at the numbers we are seeing.
The above chart shows the sign-up numbers for the different regions of Australia as of May 4, 2010.
|State||Male Signups||Female signups||Total|
|New South Wales||43258||24332||67590|
|Australian Capital Territory||2058||1158||3216|
Overall sign-up numbers have reached 205,224 – where 36% are women. After seeing this type of response in Australia, we opened up the service to people in New Zealand a few weeks ago.
In less than 2 weeks we have generated:
1,713 male sign-ups
1,119 female sign-ups
This kind of attention has definitely triggered the media to ask some questions about the controversial nature of our site. In the last month and a bit, we have been covered by the following publications in Australia and New Zealand. Click to read the articles.
Stuff.co.nz – “Kiwi husbands, wives hook into cheat website”
Brisbane Times - “Lovers caught in web of intrigue: desperate, dateless and married”
Herald Sun- Aussie desperate for affair as thousands sign up for ashleymadison.com”
Sydney Morning Herald – “Cheating websites in Australia”
CourierMail – “Cheating made easy with new infidelity websites”
The Australian – “Stale marriages turn adultery in child’s play”
NZHerald.co.nz – “Cheats’ site a popular affair”